MagicMethod Classroom Discussion Topics August 5 & 7
Discussion August 5
I would like to discuss the amount of stress that recruiters/sourcers experience
in their jobs and how to deal with frustrations and angry people. Today (July 29) an article was published that according to research 85 % of recruiters experience a high amount of stress. Apparently they score the highest compared to other professions. Could we… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on July 30, 2008 at 6:00am —
Today's question comes to us courtesy of Maren Hogan, who recently asked this compelling question and gave me permission to bring it up here with you today. Please, add your brilliance to the discussion!
How much networking is too much networking, and when do you need to… Continue
Added by Claudia Faust on July 30, 2008 at 12:00am —
I’ll admit that this doesn’t have anything to do with Recruiting. However, it has everything to do with marketing and knowing your audience, so I’m going to post it. It’s all about the Care Bears.
Added by Katie Tierney on July 29, 2008 at 9:58pm —
After a full week in paradise – YES, I took it ALL off, the full entire week. It was pure heaven, but was that ever hard for “me” to do. I have trouble taking a day off, let alone a full week.
I’m sure many of you are reading this thinking, so what? She took an entire week off from work, what’s the big deal?
A self proclaimed work-aholic, taking a back seat from work isn’t an easy task. My type “A” personality makes it very… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on July 29, 2008 at 4:21pm —
Recently I have been experiencing a large number of people hanging up on me.
I have been in IT search for over 15 years and this is the first time (past 6 mos) this has happened several times.
I have combined the old with the new as it pertains to name generation.
Is it possible that recently my searches have been within the "Open Source" community or is it the "greenhorns" not properly conducting themselves that fosters negativity to the recruiting community in… Continue
Added by Salvatore Petrara, CPC on July 29, 2008 at 2:40pm —
I just wanted to share the details of our upcoming (free) Webinars in August:
Indeed and Jobvite Present "Get The Most Out of Your Sourcing Investments"
Wednesday, August 6
2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern time
Pay-per-click Recruitment Advertising on Indeed.com
Wednesday, August 27
3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern time… Continue
Added by Jason Whitman on July 29, 2008 at 2:11pm —
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-Provide a high quality & professional candidate presentation
-See what people are saying
Once your candidate's have created their… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Calannio, CPC on July 29, 2008 at 1:42pm —
Owning and Leveraging Information in a Tough Recruiting Market
Steve Cherry - July, 2008
Here in San Diego, recruiters have a really tough job when it comes to getting candidates to uproot and relocate here. Add the current economy and housing slow-down to the mix, and you are pretty much sunk if you are recruiting someone from a… Continue
Added by Steve Cherry on July 29, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Great article today in the Wall Street Journal titled, "Thx for the IView!..." written by Sarah Needleman. You can read the article on page D1 or online at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121729233758791783.html.
At GoliathJobs, we also consult with schools on best practices such interview tips and proper dress. While I do agree that text messaging has it's place, it does not belong in the career search sector. That would be the equivalent of "Pig Latin" being used in business when… Continue
Added by Jennifer Porter on July 29, 2008 at 12:00pm —
In reading several blogs and news articles I came upon something from the Brazen Careerist
about how most Sr. Managers (75% that is) are OK with their employee’s job hunting
while still working for them, and part of the reasoning is that they would do the same.
Now of course this makes perfect sense because as we all know the old adage is “it’s… Continue
Added by bill martineau on July 29, 2008 at 11:31am —
We have been using a different approach to prepare our candidates for interviews. We’ve developed an on-line tool that has the candidate generating a solutions based presentation on why they are a good fit for the role. The candidates’ walk into the interview (typically the second interview or first in person) with a printed and bound presentation (call them discussion points) and when the questions start … the candidate says, I’ve put together a brief summary of why I am excited about this… Continue
Added by Ken Diamond on July 29, 2008 at 11:26am —
Do you have little kids at home?
Yes, we do.
Nice meeting you.
People with young kids are always tired.
This is… Continue
Added by Recruiting Animal on July 29, 2008 at 10:00am —
Teach something, learn something...
gives us a second in a series that looks at LinkedIn for sourcing.
The video gives a few examples of how your search results and network expand dramatically using Google for searching LinkedIn profiles.
LinkedIn/Google MashUp: Leverage LinkedIn through Google
If you missed… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on July 29, 2008 at 8:07am —
To rise off the ground wearing a jetpack is to feel the force of dreams. Very, very noisy dreams. On Tuesday, an inventor from New Zealand plans to unveil what he calls “the world’s first practical jetpack” at the EAA AirVenture, the gigantic annual air show here. The inventor, Glenn Martin, 48, who has spent 27 years developing the devices, said he hoped to begin selling them… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on July 29, 2008 at 7:00am —
Web-based recruitment advertising is dispersing quickly. While reaching passive job seekers remains, for the time being at least, the domain of the dedicated job board, this may not be the case forever. Job boards are cropping up on sites all over the Internet, here’s why we think every publication site should [more]
Added by Julian Stopps on July 29, 2008 at 4:12am —
National Account Executive
Outside Sales Professional/Technical Recruiter for leading staffing solution provider, responsible for aggressively was selling IT solutions, which include professional services to commercial and federal accounts.
Responsible for all aspects of sale process (prospecting, cold calling, selling, and closing)
Successful in building relationships with vendors (i.e., Verizon, CACI, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, GSA, etc.); then using these relationships… Continue
Added by David B. Assadi on July 28, 2008 at 10:29pm —
Wow, you have to love what you run into in our biz.
You just gotta love it when your night gets thrown off when a candidate no-shows you at 8:30PM.
Thanks for hearing my rant - now I think I'll go beat up the sparring dummy at the gym with some knees and elbows :P
Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 28, 2008 at 8:48pm —
So I posted a response to Bill Vick's question about 'interview preparation
' today ("Should recruiters outsource the interview prep to other professionals?") . . . and noticed that there had been some positive and potentially negative responses to the vendor that Bill spotlighted. That's not a bad thing -… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 28, 2008 at 8:37pm —
Before you begin searching
No doubt, you are already used to doing keyword searches on the Internet. The thing you need to know about keywords in order to use them effectively on a search is that you have to match them to the keywords that would be found in the candidates web page, bio, profile or resume. Plain keywords may be the simplest form of searching but they are also the core of the search itself.
Keywords are not either seen or read by the search engine in the same… Continue
Added by Moises Lopez on July 28, 2008 at 8:22pm —
Aloha Life Makers
I am just working on a new project to staff a major initiative in open source development and will soon have a clear idea of the number of positions. I am working with the C level exec to determine locations that can be rich in mining open source software developers. I need to get this data that will help in deciding a location for recruiting. Please do keep in mind that these will all be full time positions.
Any thoughts or sugestions on locations (USA… Continue
Added by Harish Nair on July 28, 2008 at 8:06pm —